College Credit for Military Experiences: Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Get College Credit for Your Military Training & Experience


Program Overview

Many Service members are eligible for college course credit at academic institutions based on knowledge already gained during military service. Learning from military training, education, and occupational experiences is evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) and documented on the Joint Services Transcript (JST). Your JST is an official academic record that contains college credit recommendations based on your military experience, academic exam scores (i.e. CLEP, DSST, ACT, etc.), and academic courses completed while in the military.

Each college or university evaluates the college credit recommendations on your JST to determine the amount of transfer credit you will receive. The credit may be applied to meet degree requirements in the area of the degree major, general education, or electives.

Each academic institution establishes its own credit transfer, acceptance policies and procedures. You are strongly encouraged to contact your prospective school’s admissions office for specific information about transferring credits.

Student Benefits

  • Provides a head start: Members begin college with credit recommended for military experience
  • Saves time: Fewer courses needed to complete degree requirements
  • Avoids costs: Fewer required courses equals lower expenses for tuition, books, and fees
  • Helps prepare: Possible waived prerequisites for advanced courses
  • Presents school options: More than 2,300 colleges and universities accept ACE credit recommendations on the JST

Program Eligibility

All enlisted, officers and warrant officers, both active and veterans, from all Army components, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard are eligible. Air Force personnel should contact CCAF to receive transcripts.

Air Force personnel who attended joint training offered by another Service should email JST Operations to have a JST created.

Support Resources

Need to make updates or corrections on your JST?

Visit https://jst.doded.mil/correction.html for Service specific instructions on how to update or make corrections on your JST.

Need to send an official JST to a school?

To send your JST to an academic institution, visit https://jst.doded.mil/official.html for detailed instructions.

Want to access frequently asked questions (FAQ)?

If you have a question, visit the JST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the JST website.

Want to search the ACE Military Guide by military course # or occupation?

The Military Guide is the sole source of information for all military courses and occupations evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). Users can search for courses and occupations using the ACE identification number, keywords, course numbers, training location, dates completed, or subjects and levels. Search the guide by visiting http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx.

Joint Services Transcript

Need Help?

For JST Technical Issues:

NETC N644
ATT: JST Operations Center
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, Florida 32509
Email: jst@doded.mil

For Army Access Issues:

For ARMY JST Password Reset or access issues ONLY, send email to: usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-jst@mail.mil
All other inquiries, please open a new inquiry using your JST account.